Lufkin Man Killed In Early Morning Wreck

A Lufkin man is dead after an early morning wreck in Angelina County.

Twenty-eight year-old Richard Mettlen was headed north on FM 842 Friday when his pickup left the road and landed in a ditch. The truck then hit a raised driveway, went airborne, and hit a light pole.

Troopers said Mettlen was not wearing a seatbelt.

The wreck happened just after 4:00 a.m. Friday near Highway 103 East.